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Biography of Charles Napier

Charles Napier
Charles Napier
Date of Birth: 12th April, 1936
Date of Death: 5th October, 2011 (Aged 75)
URL: http://www.charlesnapier.com

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Charles Napier was born in Scottsville, Kentucky, the son of Liones Napier. He served in the military with the 11th Airborne Division before becoming an actor. he has been married twice, recently to Delores Wilson. Napier is currently divorced and has three children, Chuck Whitnel, Charles Hunter Napier (named after famed writer Hunter S. Thompson, an acquaintance of Charles'), and MegHAN Saralena Chariece Susanna Napier. He currently resides in Bakersfield, CA.

Charles gave up a lucrative career as a professional squaredancer to move to Hollywood. Napier made his film debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970). Napier went on to play roles in several Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens (1975). Napier is also a regular in Jonathan Demme-directed movies, including The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. Some of Napier's memorable roles include Murdock, the intelligence officer commanding Rambo in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Tucker McElroy, lead singer and driver of the Winnebago for "The Good Old Boys" in The Blues Brothers. He also provided some of The Hulk's growls on 1970s television series The Incredible Hulk. (The others were done by Ted Cassidy.) He also guest starred on the series and in the 1989 telefilm The Incredible Hulk Returns.

He is well known among Star Trek fans for appearing on both Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Way to Eden" and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Little Green Men".

Napier also provided the voice for Duke Phillips, the Ted Turner-inspired network owner in the 1990s animated series, The Critic. From 1997 through 2001, he provided the voice for Zed on Men in Black: The Series. He also has also provided several guest voices for episodes of The Simpsons. He provided the voice for the Sheriff on Squidbillies for season one and episodes 201 - 203, though uncredited. He was replaced by like-sounding Bobby Ellerbee.

Recently, Napier has appeared in anti-smoking public service announcements in California. Despite having worked steadily for 35 years, he stated during an appearance as a guest on Dr. Phil that his career had not gone as well as he may have liked.

Napier also had a small role on the sixth season of Curb your Enthusiasm in 2008 as a barber who assaulted Larry David in his shop after Larry offended him.

Charles Napier passed away on October 5th, 2011

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